Why Publish a SpringerBrief

Is publishing your next book as a SpringerBrief the right format for your research? SpringerBriefs offer readers cutting-edge research in compact volumes of 50-125 pages. Published across a wide assortment of disciplines it may be an ideal option for your work. What types of content are published as SpringerBriefs? SpringerBriefs typically consist of information that would not be suitable as a full book, but would be useful to the research community. This may mean it is: A report on state-of-the art analytical techniques A bridge between new research results published in journal articles and a contextual literature review A primer … Read more…

The Future of Academic Books

By: John Cody For those wondering what the future of academic publishing might look like, the Springer Handbook of Robotics might point the way. The team behind it took a different approach from standard handbooks. The innovation, collaboration, and marketing that went into it has undoubtedly contributed to its success. The strength of the publication is reflected in the diversity of its audience that ranges from roboticists to ethicists exploring the future of robotics’ impact on humanity, to members of the European Commission looking to understand developments in the robotics community. Bruno Siciliano and Oussama Khatib, co-editors, and Torsten Kroeger, multimedia … Read more…